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Reuker, Sabine – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The study addresses professional vision, including the abilities of selective attention and knowledge-based reasoning. This article focuses on the latter ability. Groups with different sport-specific and pedagogical expertise (n = 60) were compared according to their observation and interpretation of sport activities in a four-field design. The…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Logical Thinking, Expertise, Comparative Analysis
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Mouza, Chrystalla; Yang, Hui; Pan, Yi-Cheng; Ozden, Sule Yilmaz; Pollock, Lori – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study presents the design of an educational technology course for pre-service teachers specific to incorporating computational thinking in K-8 classroom settings. Subsequently, it examines how participation in the course influences pre-service teachers' dispositions and knowledge of computational thinking concepts and the ways in which such…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Gungordu, Nahide; Yalcin-Celik, Ayse; Kilic, Ziya – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
In this study, students' misconceptions about the ozone layer were investigated, looking specifically at the effect internet-based media has on the formation of these misconceptions. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches were used to perform the research. As part of the quantitative portion of the research, the descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Climate, Environmental Education
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Satterlee Vizenor, Amy – Middle School Journal, 2017
Most teacher candidates enter education programs as elementary or secondary teachers, despite the call for uniquely prepared middle grades teachers and despite the fact that nearly one-third of teaching jobs available are in grades 5-8 schools. This article describes a middle level education course required by candidates at all licensure levels,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Middle Schools, Preferences
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Wong, Sissy S. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
Understanding teachers' beliefs is important because beliefs influence teacher decisions. In science, teacher beliefs have an impact on how science curriculum is interpreted and implemented in the classroom. With the push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, it is also critical to examine the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Wong, Sissy S. – Online Submission, 2016
Understanding teachers' beliefs is important because beliefs influence teacher decisions. In science, teacher beliefs have an impact on how science curriculum is interpreted and implemented in the classroom. With the push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, it is also critical to examine the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zembat, Ismail Özgür; Aslan, Mustafa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to investigate the nature of different mathematics teaching modes (prescriptions) that guide prospective teachers during their instruction. The participants were 24 junior prospective middle school mathematics teachers (19 females and 5 males) who were attending a mathematics methods course at a private university in central…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers
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Seifert, Tami – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2015
As the disparity between educational standards and reality outside educational institutions is increasing, alternative learning infrastructure are challenging traditional modes of teaching. This study was based on an experiment with middle school pupils, pre-service teachers and college lecturers. The aim of this study was to examine the extent to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Rogers-Haverback, Heather; Mee, Molly – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate middle level preservice teacher self-efficacy beliefs in general, as well as in the domain of reading. The participants were 8 middle school preservice teachers enrolled in a state-mandated reading methods course and student teaching over the course of a year. As part of the yearlong internship, the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Field Experience Programs
Miles, Rhea; Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Science Educator, 2015
TechMath is a professional development program that forms collaborations among businesses, colleges, and schools for the purpose of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. TechMath has provided strategies for creating highquality professional development by bringing together teachers, students, and business…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers
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Fenzel, L. Mickey; Dean, Rebecca J.; Darden, Gerivonni – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
The use of recent college graduates as uncertified classroom teachers has increased in recent years, with the growth of Teach for America, alternative certification routes for teachers, and alternative schools for urban children placed at risk. Few studies to date have investigated the effects of using these inexperienced teachers on the quality…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Environment, College Graduates
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Habowski, Thomas; Mouza, Chrystalla – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2014
This study investigates pre-service teachers' TPACK development in a secondary science teacher education program that combined a content-specific technology integration course with extensive field experience. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Quantitative data were collected through a pre-post administration of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Wash, Pamela D.; Bradley, Gary; Beck, Judy – SRATE Journal, 2014
According to O'Brien, Aguinaga, Hines, and Hartsborne (2011), "Delivery of course content via various distance education technologies (e.g., interactive video, asynchronous and/or synchronous online delivery) is becoming an accepted and expected component of many teacher preparation programs" (p. 3). With the infusion of technology in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Areas, Teacher Education Programs, Distance Education
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Slee, Phillip T.; Mohyla, Jury – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014
School bullying is an international problem with harmful outcomes for those involved. This study describes the design and field testing of an innovative computer-based social learning tool for assessing student perceptions of bullying developed for an Australian intervention program called the P.E.A.C.E. Pack. Students rate their peer group…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Social Development, Intervention
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Robb, Elizabeth; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
This mixed methods counterbalanced study compared the gain score means of two different approaches to vocabulary acquisition--Vocabulary Theater (VT) and Teacher Directed Instruction (TDI) for 8th grade students from three schools in New York. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of a peer teaching approach on students' vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Peer Teaching, Grade 8, Academic Discourse
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